Sunday, February 16, 2020

How to Make Onsen Manjyu (Hot Spring Steamed Buns Recipe) | Japanese Cooking Video Recipe

No steamer needed. You can use a frying pan 😉

Onsen Manjyu (温泉饅頭) is a very popular gift from Onsen (hot spring). It is a brown soft steamed bun filled with Azuki bean paste. The bun is made with brown sugar so it's color is brown. The very first Onsen Manjyu is said to have originated at Ikaho Onsen in Gunma prefecture. Ikaho Onsen (hot spring) water color is brown, so the Onsen Manjyu color is brown. And now it is spread nationwide.

How to Make Onsen Manjyu (Hot Spring Steamed Buns Recipe)
How to Make Onsen Manjyu (Hot Spring Steamed Buns Recipe)

We've been to Hakone Onsen (hot spring), so we decided to make Onsen Manjyu at home 😋

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How to Make Onsen Manjyu (Hot Spring Steamed Buns Recipe)

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 1hr
Number of servings: 16 pieces

*US 240ml cup measurements

1 cup (300g) strained Azuki red bean paste
1/2 cup (90g) brown sugar
3 tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. water
1 cup (120g) all purpose flour
extra flour for dusting

1. In a microwavable bowl, place brown sugar and 3 tbsp. water. Microwave for 1.5 min then mix well.
2. Place it in a large bowl, add baking soda diluted with 1 tsp, water, and mix well.
3. Sift in all purpose flour and mix well.
4. Divide the bean paste into 16 pieces and roll into balls.
5. Divide the dough into 16 pieces, flatten out the dough with a rolling pin, place the bean paste, and wrap with the dough. *not perfectly wrapped is okay don't worry!
6. Place Manjyu on a plate, place the plate in a frying pan, add water up to 1/3 high, cover (with a lid wrapped with a wet towel to prevent water dripping), and cook on medium for 8 minutes.

You can wrap with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge for a few days or freezer for a week. Defrost at room temperature to eat.


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